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John Mattras
John Mattras is a micro-credit financier and advocate specializing in growing the businesses of micro-credit borrowers who have achieved a preliminary level of commercial success. He is also the volunteer Blog Editor for Marriage Equality USA.

Entries by John Mattras

"Tolerant" of Your Efforts to Treat Me Like a Second Class Citizen? Not!

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 1:58 PM

Senator Marc Rubio has joined the chorus of anti-marriage equality forces pleading for "tolerance" of their efforts to prevent gay couples from marrying. I do not doubt there are good people with different view points on this issue. To suggest, however, that the LGBTQ community and our supporters should be...

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Today's Supreme Court Victories: From Convincing to Significant Movement Forward

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 4:17 PM

There were many possible paths to victory in both marriage equality cases decided by the Supreme Court today. The decisions in United States v. Windsor and Holingsworth v. Perry, represent the near-opposite ends of the spectrum. The holding in Windsor could not have been much stronger, effectively (though circuitously) furthering...

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U.S. Bishops, Religious Liberty and Gay Americans' Tax Dollars

(135) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 5:24 PM

The new buzz-phrase making the rounds of U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference in Baltimore last week was "Religious Liberty." It is not hard to imagine some behind-the-scenes PR wizard delivering the bad news to the bishops -- outright opposition to marriage equality is a losing proposition. But characterize yourselves as the...

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A Public Confession by a Gay Catholic

(517) Comments | Posted July 9, 2011 | 11:29 AM

Of the many confessions I have made in my life, one will always stand out in my mind. It was Holy Thursday. I was in my early 20s. I was working as an associate at a large law firm on Wall Street, a job I had pursued relentlessly after finishing...

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